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Freshwater Fish Management Bill Pushed Back

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 12:38 pm | NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Facing a backlash over a proposed new regulatory regime for freshwater fish management, the Government has decided to pushback a select committee deadline. More >>

Scoop's PledgeMe Campaign Finishes Today - With $1644 Needed

Sunday, 2 December 2018, 7:51 am | Alastair Thompson

As I write we have not quite reached our target, but we are close enough to think we have a good chance of making it. As of 6.30am this morning we had $1644 remaining to be pledged to reach our $35,000 target. More >>

Lake Horowhenua advocates finally gain recognition

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 11:52 am | Veronica Harrod

Two Lake Horowhenua owners Vivienne Taueki and Charles Rudd of MuaUpoko Iwi were recognised for their community service at Horowhenua's Civic Honours Awards held at Te Takere in Levin on Thursday 29 November. More >>

Intensifying US pressure on NZ government over China

Friday, 30 November 2018, 3:15 pm | Socialist Equality Group

Following US Vice President Mike Pence’s vitriolic attack on China at the recent Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit, divisions have erupted into public view within the New Zealand ruling elite over the US-China confrontation More >>

Mutual Decline: The Failings of Student Evaluations

Friday, 30 November 2018, 2:54 pm | Binoy Kampmark

That time of the year. Student evaluations are being gathered by the data crunchers. Participation rates are being noted. Attitudes and responses are mapped. The vulnerable, insecure instructor, fearing an execution squad via email, looks apprehensively at ... More >>

NZ business confidence remains in doldrums in November

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 5:22 pm | BusinessDesk

Nov. 29 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand business confidence remained in the doldrums in November with headline sentiment and firms' views of their own activity largely unchanged from the previous month. More >>

Netanyahu's Predicament: The Era of Easy Wars is over

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:38 pm | Ramzy Baroud

When Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, ordered his army to carry out a limited operation in the besieged Gaza Strip on November 12, he certainly did not anticipate that his military adventure would destabilize his government and threaten ... More >>

Parole granted for man who distributed Isis material

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:22 pm | RNZ

Imran Patel will be released sometime during December and will be subject to strict bail condions. More >>

Proposal to triple Stewart Island visitor levy sparks debate

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 3:09 pm | RNZ

The country's only regional tourist levy is sparking a heated debate raising concerns that it may put off visitors. More >>

Minister: GCSB decision about risk assessment, not China

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:52 pm | RNZ

The Minister responsible for the GCSB says the decision to turn down an overseas network provider was because the technology was too risky - not because the company is Chinese. More >>

Darfield shooting: Bullet fragment struck man in back

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:46 pm | RNZ

Police have revealed that they fired at least one shot into the car being driven by a 56-year-old Darfield man, who died shortly after. More >>

Climate change risk assessment faces uninsurable 'conundrum'

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 2:41 pm | RNZ

The government acknowledges the severity and damage from climate change on property and infrastructure is increasing but it needs time to get the solution right. More >>

Gordon Campbell: banning Huawei and new hostility to China

Thursday, 29 November 2018, 12:02 pm | Gordon Campbell

Gordon Campbell on how banning Huawei fits into our new hostility towards China First published on Werewolf More >>

Air NZ video a 'weird mish-mash' - Shane Jones

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 4:03 pm | RNZ

NZ First MP Shane Jones isn't mincing words over Air New Zealand's "cringe" new safety video and suggests they make a video about going back to Kaitaia. More >>

Zoochosis: why animals should not be in zoos

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 3:53 pm | Lynley Tulloch

Death comes to us all, and the most we can hope for (to quote Kenny Rogers) is to die in our sleep. I’d like to think we can raise our expectations a little higher than that. Personally, I would like to have a life worth living and dying for. More >>

Mental health working group 'dominated by DHBs' - advocates

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 3:48 pm | RNZ

Mental health advocates are slamming the make-up of a Ministry of Health working group to advise the government on how to respond to the Mental Health and Addiction inquiry. More >>

Sroubek liable for deportation - Immigration Minister

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 3:24 pm | RNZ

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway has announced Czech drug-smuggler Karel Sroubek is liable for deportation when he is released from prison. More >>

Gordon Campbell on Emmanuel Macron’s no good, very bad year

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 1:05 pm | Gordon Campbell

E arlier this year, PM Jacinda Ardern’s harmonious meeting with Emmanuel Macron was deemed to be the most important political coup of her entire trip to Europe. Supposedly, the rapport would help to lay the groundwork for a future trade agreement ... More >>

Steve Bannon at Oxford

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 11:30 am | Binoy Kampmark

Steve Bannon. The Oxford Union. A university that has been the breeding, sculpting and minting ground for British prime ministers for centuries and the Establishment. Here , Bannon, strategist of the Trump campaign in 2016, was in full swing, spearing ... More >>

Pride and police: The history, issues and decisions

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 11:00 am | RNZ

Analysis: As the debate surrounding the Auckland Pride parade continues to gather steam and rumours spread in all directions, here's a guide to the issues, the history and the decisions that led to the fallout. More >>

Paid leave can help break the cycle of violence

Wednesday, 28 November 2018, 9:53 am | Citizen News Service

To mark the International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women (IDEVAW) and 16 Days of Activism (25 November to 10 December), public sector unions launched a campaign to demand paid leave for all survivors of domestic violence. This is a part of efforts ... More >>

Open Letter Part 2: Who Are Scoop's Biggest Freeriders?

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 7:53 pm | Alastair Thompson

An Open Letter From Scoop Publisher Alastair Thompson - Part Two: This time addressing NZ's professional communicators, specifically the news media, and PR professionals, in large organisations, in consultancies and in the Government. Dear Colleagues... More >>

Human Delusion and Our Destruction of the Biosphere

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 4:14 pm | Robert J. Burrowes

Have you heard the expression ‘climate change’? That lovely expression that suggests a holiday in a place with a more pleasant climate. More >>

Visa change needed to end 'inhumane practices' - Union

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 3:38 pm | RNZ

A union representing immigrants says changes to graduate visas need to be extended to all work visas to end what it describes as inhumane practices. More >>

Ferry crashes into navigation light while berthing

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 3:35 pm | RNZ

A Bluebridge ferry has hit a navigation light at the end of a wharf as it came into the capital during strong wind gusts this afternoon. More >>

Louisa Wall explains 'terf' comment

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 3:12 pm | RNZ

Labour MP Louisa Wall has said that people who don't support transgender rights shouldn't be in the Pride parade. More >>

Why We Care about Scoop, and Why We Think You Should

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 12:09 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Why We Care about Scoop, and Why We Think You Should By Scoop Co-Editor Joseph Cederwall More >>

Gordon Campbell on meningococcal, and NZ’s Brexit response

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 11:28 am | Gordon Campbell

Y esterday, the government announced a vaccination programme to help combat an outbreak of the deadly W strain of meningococcal disease in Northland. Good, but the programme faces an uphill battle. As the school year ends, the window to use schools as the ... More >>

Right to Marry and to Found a Family

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:44 am | United Nations

Most of the 30 Articles in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) begin with gender-free language: “Everyone,” “All” or “No One. But Article 16 states that “men and women” have the right to marry, with the women drafters ... More >>

Preparations in place to refloat eight pygmy whales

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:16 am | RNZ

Department of Conservation staff and volunteers are preparing to refloat eight whales which have been moved to an east coast Northland beach. More >>

Fanciful Notions: European Armies, Trump and NATO

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:11 am | Binoy Kampmark

The idea of a standing European army, one dedicated to the specific needs of Europe as opposed to being an annex of another power is far from new. In gestation alongside notions of European federalism and its defence have come the idea of a force filled ... More >>

NZTA contacts 3700 people over possibly faulty warrants

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 10:01 am | RNZ

A west Auckland garage suspended from issuing warrants of fitness was warned over car repairs it charged for but never completed. More >>

New Zealand Post to close 79 shops

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:53 am | RNZ

New Zealand Post wants to shut its last 79 shops, but will not say when the last branch will close its doors. More >>

House falls off transporter, blocks Auckland highway

Tuesday, 27 November 2018, 9:45 am | RNZ

The incident happened on State Highway 16 at Kumeu near Old North Road roundabout shortly before 6am. More >>

PM's Post-Cab 26/11/18: Meningococcal Response

Monday, 26 November 2018, 5:50 pm | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Health Minister David Clark to discuss the meningococcal W immunisation effort . The campaign has been announced in response to a declared epidemic of the dangerous strain of the disease in Northland. The minister ... More >>

Australian cruise ship passenger detained and deported

Monday, 26 November 2018, 1:49 pm | RNZ

An Australian cruise ship passenger has been deported this morning after he was refused entry to Dunedin because he didn't meet character requirements. More >>

Fallout from damning cycling review continues

Monday, 26 November 2018, 1:14 pm | RNZ

The fallout from a damning independent review of Cycling New Zealand has continued with chief executive Andrew Matheson resigning. More >>

Michaela Blyde named sevens player of the year

Monday, 26 November 2018, 1:12 pm | RNZ

New Zealand's Michaela Blyde has been named women's sevens player for the second straight year. More >>

Hague Convention forces abuse survivors back to Australia

Monday, 26 November 2018, 12:49 pm | RNZ

New Zealand women fleeing domestic violence in Australia are being forced back across the ditch under an international child abduction agreement. More >>

145 pilot whales die after stranding at Stewart Island

Monday, 26 November 2018, 12:47 pm | RNZ

Up to 145 pilot whales have stranded and died on a remote beach on Stewart Island over the weekend. More >>

PNG: EMTV suspends journalist over NZ Maserati story

Monday, 26 November 2018, 12:15 pm | Pacific Media Watch

The Papua New Guinean state-owned media company EMTV has been forced to act against its wishes and media ethics to suspend one of the country’s best reporters, their award-winning Lae bureau chief and senior journalist Scott Waide . More >>

Coming Up Against Yellow Vests: Emmanuel Macron’s Fuel

Sunday, 25 November 2018, 12:32 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Governments and ruling regimes tend to face revolution in the face of harsh hikes in prices. Margaret Thatcher’s rule in Britain was rocked by the poll tax. In France, the once enthusiastically embraced Emmanuel Macron has decided to leave the ground ... More >>

Quiz: Advice on Collins Leadership or Indiana Jones Fan Fic?

Friday, 23 November 2018, 4:21 pm | Lyndon Hood

Judith Collins is, as they say of aspiring leaders and infected sores everywhere, running. More >>

Bringing God and Finding Death

Friday, 23 November 2018, 1:47 pm | Binoy Kampmark

Curiosity for the undiscovered last tribe, that tantalising moment when eyes are cast upon the previously unseen, remains the anthropological Holy Grail. But to do so would lead to the natural consequences that come with contact and invasion: the ... More >>

Māori TV cuts news and current affairs programmes

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 5:00 pm | RNZ

Māori Television's long-running news programme Te Kāea is set to end in February. More >>

Jami-Lee Ross steps out to support mental health facility

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 4:52 pm | RNZ

Former National MP Jami-Lee Ross appeared at Middlemore Hospital's new mental health facility this afternoon, where he was admitted last month. More >>

Pride parade 'on edge of collapsing' - founder

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 4:36 pm | RNZ

No one should be excluded from the parade if they adhere to the values of pride, says the chair of a LGBTIQ charity and one of the founders of the Pride parade. More >>

Power prices jump, HVDC work delayed amid tight supplies

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 2:29 pm | BusinessDesk

Nov. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Power prices soared and national grid operator Transpower brought some of inter-island high-voltage link back into service this morning after cold, still weather left North Island generation supplies tight. More >>

Otago flooding: Henley remains cut off

Thursday, 22 November 2018, 10:34 am | RNZ

Roads in and out of a small community in Otago will be closed for up to three more days as flooding recedes after heavy rain drenched the region. More >>

It's Crunch Time For - An Open Letter To Readers

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 10:05 pm | Alastair Thompson

Laying It All Out There Part 1: An Open Letter To Scoop Supporters And Readers - And To NZ's Professional Communications Community More >>

Scoop Section Sponsorships: An Opportunity to Collaborate

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 4:47 pm | Joseph Cederwall

Scoop has just launched Section Sponsorships on the top three sections of This is a new way for like-minded organisations to gain brand exposure to Scoop’s high value audience of 500,000 monthly readers, and ensure the survival of Scoop’s ... More >>

Refugees in PNG being pushed to the brink, Amnesty says

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 4:38 pm | RNZ

The misery of indefinite detention in Papua New Guinea is pushing increasing numbers of refugees to attempt suicide or self-harm. More >>

National and Labour face off over tertiary fees-free policy

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 4:25 pm | RNZ

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has defended the tertiary fees-free policy as National calls out Labour over what it calls a failed election bribe. More >>

Closed evidence sessions considered in Hit & Run inquiry

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 4:13 pm | RNZ

A preliminary hearing to establish how confidential material will be handled by an inquiry into a defence force operation in Afghanistan has begun. More >>

No 'smoking gun' evidence of Chinese cyber attacks in NZ

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 4:03 pm | RNZ

A cyber security specialist says he's seen no evidence to suggest China has been attacking New Zealand businesses. More >>

Pair rescued from car roof on flooded Otago road

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 3:48 pm | RNZ

Emergency services rescued two people from the roof of their car, after they were trapped by floodwaters in Otago this morning. More >>

Big Mouthed Blue-Eyes: Frank Sinatra in Australia

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 11:52 am | Binoy Kampmark

The demigods are rarely tempered, and Frank Sinatra, who considered himself one, along with a horde of adulating fans, was one who rarely faced the sharp tongue or chastising hand. Accusations about mob connections, thuggery and darker impulses ... More >>

Gordon Campbell on NZ’s complicity in Western Sahara

Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 11:44 am | Gordon Campbell

Two NZ companies called Ravensdown and Ballance Agri-Nutrients appear to be the only independent firms in the world still willing to import phosphate from the disputed territory of the Western Sahara. More >>

Unnecessary Fussing: China, the United States and APEC

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 7:06 pm | Binoy Kampmark

The parents on the global stage of power are bickering and now, such entertainingly distracting forums as APEC (the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum) are left without a unifying message. This should hardly matter, but the absence of a final ... More >>

NZ aligned with principles not countries at APEC - Ardern

Tuesday, 20 November 2018, 3:25 pm | RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says she isn't taking sides in the trade war between the world's two superpowers after tensions ran high at the APEC summit. More >>